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Monthly Round-Up of What to Read on Pharma Law and Policy

Bill of Health

Characterization and corroboration of safety signals identified from the US Food and Drug Administration Adverse Event Reporting System, 2008-19: cross sectional study. Reforming the World Health Organization’s Essential Medicines List: Essential but Unaffordable. 2022 Oct 5;379:e071752. Dhruva SS, Ramachandran R, Ross JS.

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Monkeypox Outbreak Facts

American Medical Compliance

Recently, monkeypox has been announced as an international public health emergency by the World Health Organization. In 2008, a research study stated that if unvaccinated populations were to become exposed to monkeypox, then an epidemic could occur. It is similar to smallpox, as both come from the orthopoxvirus family.

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The Polarization of Trust in 2023 – What It Means for Health, via Edelman at Davos WEF 23

Health Populi

On the upside for health and trust, the most-trusted institutional leader in this year’s study is scientists, with 76% of global citizens trusting scientists (fairly even with last year with a 1 point uptick in trust). WHO is the most-trusted multinational organization in the world (above the UN and the EU).

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News from the Consumer Technology Association and Withings Further Demonstrates Private Sector’s Role in the Pandemic and Public Health

Health Populi

Since launching in 2008, Withings has developed a portfolio of well-designed, consumer-facing digital health tools such as weight scales, blood pressure monitors, and digital thermometers. CTA’s new Public Health Technology Initiative promises to be an important, impactful effort as a public-private partnership.

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Trust Is a Key Social Currency for COVID-Embattled Consumers

Health Populi

Combine these new life-flows with conflicting information about the nature, severity, and life-span of COVID-19: From three levels of government leaders: The President and the Executive Branch at the Federal Level, Governors of States, and Mayors of cities; Public health agencies, especially the U.S. The economic recession in the U.S.

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Stressed Out By COVID and Civil Unrest – the APA’s Stress in America Survey, Part 2

Health Populi

The World Health Organization identified stress as one of the top ten determinants of disparities in health in 2008. This flow chart from the paper illustrates the dynamic of threat exposures combined with resource gaps to mitigate risks.

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Five Digital Health Imperatives for Patient Safety

The Digital Health Corner

Perhaps the best definition of patient safety is that of the World Health Organization. Simply put, it is “…the prevention of errors and adverse effects to patients associated with health care.” A technology called blockchain was developed in 2008 and has found its biggest interest in the financial industry.